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CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!

Agile development methods and CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) best practices are often perceived to be at odds with each other. This report clarifies why the discord need not exist and proposes that CMMI and Agile champions work toward deriving benefit from using both and exploit synergies that have the potential to dramatically improve business performance.

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SEI:

Glazer, Hillel; Dalton, Jeff; Anderson, David; Konrad, Michael; & Shrum, Sandra. CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both! (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008. http://www.sei.cmu.edu/library/abstracts/reports/08tn003.cfm

IEEE:

H. Glazer, J. Dalton, D. Anderson, M. Konrad, and S. Shrum, “CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!,” Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003, 2008. http://www.sei.cmu.edu/library/abstracts/reports/08tn003.cfm

APA:

Glazer, H., Dalton, J., Anderson, D., Konrad, M., & Shrum, S. (2008). CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both! (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Retrieved September 25, 2012, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/library/abstracts/reports/08tn003.cfm

CHI:

Glazer, Hillel, Jeff Dalton, David Anderson, Michael Konrad, and Sandra Shrum. CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both! (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Insitute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008. http://www.sei.cmu.edu/library/abstracts/reports/08tn003.cfm

MLA:

Glazer, H., Dalton, J., Anderson, D., Konrad, M., & Shrum, S. 2008. CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both! (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Insitute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://www.sei.cmu.edu/library/abstracts/reports/08tn003.cfm

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